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Why do people take part in clinical studies?
People take part in clinical trials for a variety of reasons that are unique to them. Some people may decide to take part for reasons like:
* to help researchers better understand a disease
* to help researchers find potential new treatments for future patients
* to get access to experimental medications
What are the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial?
Keep in mind that each person’s experience is unique. Some people may experience risks, while others may not. Examples of some of the risks you may face are:
• Study drug risks, called side effects, may be caused by the study drug(s) themselves
• Study procedure risks may be caused by doing procedures like x-rays, by dyes in CT scans, or by needle punctures from blood collection
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